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Amanda Jane Beson

Amanda Jane is a solo Country artist, singer/songwriter. She got her start as the other half to the acoustic duo, Lights of Georgia Jade. Collectively her and Alexandra Pieschke made a name for themselves in the Great Lakes Bay region in Michigan. In this duo, Amanda plays keys, cajon, and co-lead vocals. She sang the national anthem for the Great Lakes Loons and opened for Gretchen Peters at the State Theater. After finding her passion in music and performing, Amanda Jane moved to Nashville, TN. She played in honky tonks around Nashville for over a year including venues such as Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Rippy's, Honky Tonk Central, and The Row. She collaborated with many talented and well known musicians and songwriters in her time spent in Nasvhille. While playing in Nashville she took up guitar as one of her main instruments. In 2016 she released her first EP of original music, Work in Progress.

Jennifer Naegele

A charming singer/songwriter, Jennifer Naegele’s music weaves soul-searching musings with free-spirited whimsy. She spent the last 18 years songwriting and performing between two bay areas: The San Francisco Bay Area and Great Lakes Bay Region, the latter her hometown and current place of residence. She enjoys combining her love of music with her love of this region; in addition to playing at local music venues, she is a musician for many community and non-profit events. In June 2017 she released an album of original music, Chickadee with a Little Jet Lag, recorded at Reed Recording Company.

Sarah Schingeck

Singing has always come naturally to Sarah Schingeck. She considers her singing voice one of God's many blessings and cherishes the opportunity, with gratitude, to share the joy and the solace that music brings to others.

Sarah has sang in various local groups including Biss, Folkit, The Pedley Project, The John Reece Project, Sarah and the Groove, The Sugarbeats and various worship bands in churches in both Holland, MI and the Saginaw/Bay area. Sarah has enjoyed her many different roles in music theater productions and especially enjoyed her role as "Velma Kelly" in the Bay City Players performance of the musical Chicago. She is also an elementary music teacher in the Essexville-Hampton Public School District.

Her songwriting styles vary from thoughtful, tender, spirit filled to silly and clever. In January 2018, Sarah is releasing her first EP titled "Be Still" that will include five of Sarah's original songs. The EP was recorded at Reed Recording Company in Bay City, MI

Laurie Spear

Formerly Laurie Middlebrook, Laurie has been entertaining in Mid-Michigan for over three decades. She loves songwriting and has recorded five discs of original songs. Laurie and her husband, Kevin Spear, are forming a new Americana Band “Laurie & Co.”, and will be performing together in 2018. She loves spending time with her children and grandson, and loves being in her garden, woodworking and decorating.

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